The Dillon Law Firm, PC is facing claims that it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in collection letters sent to consumers. The plaintiff says he received a letter from the defendant attempting to collect an alleged debt and that the letter included threatening and illegal misrepresentations implying that an attorney was involved in the collection process. The letter was supposedly sent on an attorney’s letterhead and informed the plaintiff that he may face legal action if he does not pay the debt. The suit argues that the defendant never intended to follow through with this threat and that no attorney had reviewed the plaintiff’s case before the letter was sent.
The complaint also claims that the letter failed to mention the interest rate on the total balance, hindering the plaintiff’s ability to determine the true amount of his alleged debt. “Further,” the suit argues, “the threats and misrepresentations overshadow Plaintiff’s right to validate the debt within the 30-day validation period provided in the letter.”
The suit is seeking injunctive and monetary relief for Georgia residents who have received similar letters from the defendant within the past year concerning consumer debts.